Monday, April 28, 2008

Tips for Top Affiliate Website Marketing Part 1 of 2

by John Hartley

Nowadays, the route to success for any affiliate is through affiliate website marketing. If you try to start off as an affiliate with advertising on Google, you will need a website anyway. Also, because advertising costs have increased a lot in the past year, you will find it hard to make money, even if you use some good tools to find detailed information about how people are advertising.

Get a general domain name

My first tip for affiliate website marketing is to get a domain name that is not too specific, so that you can market many products from it. But, to do that you need to decide what markets you want to go into! And here is my second tip: find the market first and then a product that matches the market.

In fact, it is a good idea to find a market, or a niche in a market that can support several products. You will want to be able to market a cheap e-book, an informational audio or video, and some physical products or a course on audio and DVD, and with some manuals as well.

So let's say you have your market, and that the products fit the market niche well. Next, you need to get that domain name. One idea is to combine your name with that of the big market. For example, you might want something like 'dogs' or 'golf' in the name, but all the short names of this sort have gone. Doginfofromfred or fredsdogarchive or fredsdognews might all work. With this sort of domain name you can write about all aspects of dogs. If you wanted to include other pets, then you would need to use pets instead of dogs in the name.

Tips on how to design the site

How do you design the site? Get a simple logo done for the header, or buy an image somewhere and just put the name of your site on top of it. That makes a logo. Then, the next tip is to Google for website templates and find a suitable template. You just have to add your text in the correct format, for which you need an HTML editor, if you don't have one. You can find some free ones on the web.

Tips on writing articles

You are probably wondering what to write. Start off by writing down what you know about your subject. If you read the sales letters of the products you intend to market, you will get some ideas. Write every idea down, and work out what each article is about. Here are some tips:

1. Write a general article about your interest in dogs or pets or whatever.
2.Write an article about something you really like about your subject, which could be your favorite dog, golf course, car race track or whatever, depending on the subject.
3.Write a couple of articles about problems owners or users or fans have; these problems should be ones that your affiliate products solve.
4.Write a review article about the top products, and choose one as the best buy.

Follow these tips and you will be able to create a website suitable for affiliate website marketing.

About the Author

For FREE reports and the latest reviews of affiliate marketing products and services go to www.reallyusefulmarketing.com - which is run by John Hartley.